DIY Bracelets with Vintage Fabric and Broken Jewelry

DIY Bracelets with Vintage Fabric and Broken Jewelry

As a general rule, bangles don’t usually fit me very well. My wrists are – quite literally – the only dainty part of my body. Which means, the average bangle bracelet just won’t stay on. I took a chance and tried on these plastic bracelets from the thrift store and was blown away at how well they fit! I didn’t care much for their appearance, but I knew I could transform them into DIY bracelets that fit my look much better.Read more ›

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Two facts you should know about me: (1) I love old books, and (2) I love miniature ANYTHING. My bibliophile tendencies date way back…in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s a genetic affliction. And now that I think about it, my obsessions with all things dainty is just as genetic.

So, why not combine these two loves and add in a third obsession- DIY Upcycled Jewelry?Read more ›

Vintage Curtain Tie Back Holiday Necklace

Vintage Curtain Tie Back Holiday Necklace

Once of the first treasures that I purchased at the 2014 Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA were these two curtain tieback pins. They probably date back to the ‘40s or ‘50s, and at the time, I really didn’t know what I’d do with them.Read more ›

Vintage Cameo Spoon Pendants

Vintage Cameo Spoon Pendants

Sometimes, when you stumble upon certain “bits”, you just have a vision of what you want to do…or try to do with them, as the case may be.

And that’s what happened when I came across trays of these dead stock cameos (dead stock = never used…so, vintage in age but otherwise brand new).Read more ›

Flour Power Spool Jewels

Flour Power Spool Jewels

I have what you might call a *thing* for old wooden spools. And by thing, I mean “mild obsession”, but there are just so many crafting possibilities with them! Case in point: these cutesy, kitschy necklaces.Read more ›

Making Beach Jewelry / Boho Jewelry from a Pearl Necklace from the Thrift Store

Making Beach Jewelry / Boho Jewelry from a Pearl Necklace from the Thrift Store

The first time I saw my friend, Emily, after she had returned from a trip to France, she was wearing this amazing pearl necklace crafted from linen and pearls. It was positively gorgeous and had a great boho jewelry / beach jewelry vibe. And while I can’t just fly off to France to buy my own, I had a sneaking suspicion that I could recreate something similar by upcycling a strand of pearls from the thrift store. Read more ›

Ribbon Bookmarks from Broken Jewelry

Ribbon Bookmarks from Broken Jewelry

Unlike most people, I still read regular books (as opposed to the Kindle/Nook route). Hopefully I’m not the last person on Earth reading…brick and mortar(?) books. Which means, I am always in the market for bookmarks so that I don’t dog ear the pages. Anyway, I decided that turning some of my old jewelry / broken jewelry into book charms on ribbon bookmarks was the perfect craft idea to make.Read more ›